Guest Blogged by John Gideon
Today Oneonta, NY's The Daily Star reported that Chris Zachmeyer, executive director of the Catskill Center For Independence, said Tuesday that voting-machine manufacturers have tried to contribute money to her organization, which has given testimony on which voting machines Otsego County should buy.
"I told them, ’I’d love to take your money, but I can’t,"’ Zachmeyer said. "Those were my words exactly, and I would love to take their money because they’ve got deep pockets and we’re a small agency."
"But to what end?" Zachmeyer asked. "We would lose any credibility that we ever had, and no amount of money is worth it.
"We exist totally on our credibility," she said. "If people don’t trust what we have to say, we might as well lock our doors and go home."
But with "millions of dollars at stake" it may well be that "back-door deals" may have been made as Voting Machine companies may be paying disabilities groups to testify on their behalf. It wouldn't be the first time.
As the article goes on to report...